Hours & Admission

For your enjoyment, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is open 365 days a year! During inclement weather, please call (520) 883-2702.

You can learn more about what to expect during your visit here: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO



Your ticket purchase directly supports the Desert Museum and our mission.
General Admission (ages 13-64): $29.95
Youth (ages 3-12): $19.95
Desert Museum Members, Native Americans (with Tribal ID or CIB) and children ages 2 and under receive free admission



Arizona/Sonora Resident (ages 13+): $5 discount
Senior (ages 65+ with ID): $2 discount
Military (active/retired with ID): $2 discount
Community Access Program: $20 discount on General Admission and $12 discount on youth tickets. (Any cardholder of valid, non-expired Arizona state-issued EBT card with valid photo ID and up to three (3) additional individuals at the discounted price)

Discount rates are available at the front gate with proof of eligibility.
(See Admissions and Discounts FAQ)

Museum Entrance

Please participate the zoowise survey to help make zoos wiser!

Planning to visit the Museum? Fill out a survey (in English or Español) before and after your visit to tell us why you're visiting and what you learned about conservation.



October - May:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Summer Hours:
June - September:
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open for Cool Summer Nights on Saturdays


Strollers: $7.00 ($5.00 for members)
Wheelchairs: $8.00 ($7.00 for members)
Electric scooters: $25.00 ($20.00 for members)

Photos of a stroller, a wheelchair, and an electric scooter
Prairie Dog


Desert dwellers have creative ways of adapting to the summer heat. For us humans, it’s vital we stay hydrated throughout the day and protect our skin from the sun! It typically takes at least two hours to see all that the Museum has to offer. We recommend arriving before mid-morning during the summer months. Bring a refillable water bottle, wear a hat, rest in some of the Museum’s wonderful shady spots, and don’t forget that we provide sunscreen for free in all of our public restrooms!

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